TESOL - FAQs

General Topics

Are the courses accredited? 

All our certification courses are accredited and recognized worldwide.

We are one of the largest teacher training course providers anywhere in the world. We have around 650 graduates of our courses every month and over 100,000 altogether. These high numbers are testament to our continued quality and a reason for us being one of the world’s most popular providers of TESOL certification courses.
Accreditations

Can I take the course if I don’t have any teaching experience?

Teaching experience is not required to take our course. Our online course is a fantastic option for those who are unable to attend on of our many course locations for the in-class course.

Can I take the course if I don't have a degree?

Many countries in the world do not require their EFL teachers to have a degree. Therefore we do not require our course participants to hold a degree either.

Can I take the course if I'm not a native English speaker?

If you have a high proficiency of English you are eligible to take our course. While we do not require a formal testing score to prove your competency, anything other than a very advanced level of English would be detrimental to your course performance and may result in you not receiving a certificate.

Are there any age limits for online course enrollment?

All course participants must be at least 18 years old.

How will I benefit from ITTT's assistance finding jobs?

All graduates of our course receive job placement assistance. We have staff available to all our graduates who will give you information on your chosen location. There are plenty of jobs available so you can feel confident of receiving job offers soon after completing the course. Our service includes:

  • Leads on jobs that are not otherwise advertised
  • A huge database of potential employers
  • Resume and CV reviews
  • Help with your cover letters
  • Advice on contracts and job offers
  • Interview and mock lesson advice

What is your placement rate?

This is a hard figure to provide as the circumstances of all our graduates is very different. Some are already employed, some jump straight into the job market and some just like to take the course. We can say with confidence however, that our help will maximize your chances of finding a suitable position.

How soon after I finish the course will I find a job?

Many of our trainees are able to find a suitable position within a few weeks of completing our course. In some instances, trainees even find work before receiving their certificate. Nearly all ESL employers will require a TESOL certificate, but you can start applying as you are working towards this.

What type of payments do you accept?

The fastest and cheapest way to make your course payment is via credit or debit card on our secure online payment page. This can even be done by a friend or family member on your behalf. Other payment we accept are Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. Please note that this option can take up to seven days to process and will include a transfer fee.

For the most up to date course offers please visit:
Special offer

What is the deadline for making a course payment?

There is no deadline for course payments but we do advise that you regularly check our special offers to take advantage of our regular course discounts.

Can I have someone else pay for me?

As long as you inform us of the name of the person making the payment, this will be fine. Their name will allow us to keep track of the payment.

How much is the course fee?

This differs as each of our courses has its own fee. Please check on specific course pages for full price information. All our fees are all-inclusive and we offer a money back guarantee. Details of this can be found at:
http://www.tesolcourse.com/price-promise-money-back-guarantee/

Will I ever have to pay additional fees?

No additional fees will be required. All our fees are fully inclusive of all materials, moderations and assessments as well as the issuing of your certificate.

If I have a friend who would like to take the course with me, do you offer any discounts?

If you would like to sign up with a colleague, please fill out the application with both names mentioned and we will inform you of any available discount.

For our in-class or combined course, a special offer may be available. Please click on the course fees page on the locations section and the most up-to-date offers will be listed.

Do you offer group rates?

Group rates are available as are ad-hoc course combination and packages for the majority of our courses. For further information on this please email courses@tesol-tefl.com

Why are the in-class courses so much more expensive?

The in-class courses are more expensive due to the considerably higher expenses of operating an onsite facility. We do ensure however, that all our fees are all-inclusive and there will be no further or hidden fees.

Do you offer financial aid?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer a scholarship or financial aid at this time.

How do the tutored courses work?

Within one working day of having received your course payment, we will send you an introductory email containing the log-in details you will need to sign in to your personal section of our online training system. Once you have logged in to the system you will be able to begin studying the course materials directly online or by downloading them to your own computer. From the time you first access the training system you will have up to six months to complete the course.

If you have any questions about the course process or the subjects covered in the materials you will be able to contact your tutor at any time via a contact form contained within the system. When you feel you have absorbed all the information contained in the first unit you should then complete the end-of-unit task sheet that accompanies each of the course units. The task sheets act as a self check for you so you can monitor your own understanding of the subjects covered.

After completing the task sheet you will then take an online test based on the topics covered in the first unit. Once you have completed the test you can then continue working through the rest of the course units, all of which are accompanied by an end-of-unit task sheet and an online test.

Who are the tutors?

All of our tutors are experienced teachers and teacher trainers, as well as A-grade graduates of our 4-week In-class and Dip. TESOL courses. Between them they hold a variety of qualifications including MA TESOL, PGCE, Bachelors in Education and Dip. TESOL.

Will my tutor be available 24 hours a day?

Tutors work various hours depending upon where they are located but our company policy dictates that they must reply to all your questions within 24 hours (Mon-Fri). Tutors do not work on Saturday and Sunday.

Can I access all the materials from the start of the course?

No, you will only be able to access two units initially. A further unit will become available to you after each unit test you complete. This system is designed to help you progress through the course in the correct order.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each unit you will need to complete an online test that is based on the subjects covered during that section of the course. Once you have completed all the units successfully you will then submit a lesson plan on a given subject for assessment.

Upon successful completion of all the course units and the end-of-course lesson plan, you will graduate from the course and receive our internationally recognized and accredited TESOL certification.

How many end-of-unit tests will there be?

There will be one test for each unit of the course. The number of course units is as follows:

60-hour Introduction to TESOL Certificate Courses 10
120-hour TESOL Certificate Courses 20
50-hour Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners6
50-hour Certificate in Teaching Business English6

What is the format of the end-of-unit tests?

The end-of-unit tests contain a variety of multiple-choice style questions. Each test also includes one ‘open-field’ style question where you are required to summarize the unit and what you have personally learnt from it using a minimum of 50 words.

Do I have to achieve a particular score for each unit test?

No, you do not need to achieve a particular score on each individual test. With each test you complete you will be given a percentage score that represents your performance for that unit. In order to achieve the pass rate for the course, you will need to score a minimum of 75% as an average score of all the unit tests combined.

How do the non-tutored courses work?

Within one working day of having received your course payment, we will send you an introductory email containing the log-in details you will need to sign in to your personal section of our online training system. Once you have logged in to the system you will be able to begin studying the course materials directly online or by downloading them to your own computer. From the time you first access the training system you will have up to six months to complete the course.

When you feel you have absorbed all the information contained in the first unit you should then complete the end-of-unit task sheet that accompanies each of the course units. The task sheets act as a self check for you so you can monitor your own understanding of the subjects covered.

After completing the task sheet you will then take an online test based on the topics covered in the first unit. Once you have completed the test you can then continue working through the rest of the course units, all of which are accompanied by an end-of-unit task sheet and an online test.

If I have questions, who do I ask?

You will be able to contact us with questions related to the course procedures or any technical difficulties via a contact form located within the online training system. However, questions related to the course content itself will not be answered as these types of questions are reserved for our tutored courses only.

Can I access all the materials from the start of the course?

No, you will only be able to access two units initially. A further unit will become available to you after each unit test you complete. This system is designed to help you progress through the course in the correct order.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each unit you will need to complete an online test that is based on the subjects covered during that section of the course. Once you have completed all the units successfully you will then submit a lesson plan on a given subject for assessment.

Upon successful completion of all the course units and the end-of-course lesson plan, you will graduate from the course and receive our internationally recognized and accredited TESOL certification.

How many end-of-unit tests will there be?

There will be one test for each unit of the course. The number of course units is as follows:

60-hour Introduction to TESOL Certificate course 10
120-hour TESOL Certificate course 20
50-hour Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners 6
50-hour Certificate in Teaching Business English 6

What is the format of the end-of-unit tests?

The end-of-unit tests contain a variety of multiple-choice style questions. Each test also includes one ‘open-field’ style question where you are required to summarize the unit and what you have personally learnt from it using a minimum of 50 words.

Do I have to achieve a particular score for each unit test?

No, you do not need to achieve a particular score on each individual test. With each test you complete you will be given a percentage score that represents your performance for that unit. In order to achieve the pass rate for the course, you will need to score a minimum of 75% as an average score of all the unit tests combined.

Will these courses lead to full TESOL certification?

As these courses are simply "Introduction to TESOL" courses and do not consist of at least 100 hours of course study, many employers and governmental agencies do not accept these certificates. However, if you are planning to volunteer teach or simply explore your options for teaching ESL, these courses are a great choice as they do provide significant insight into the teaching profession. Even these shorter courses will help you to deliver lessons in the classroom.

Is this the right course for me?

Our Introduction to TESOL course is a great choice for anyone who is looking to volunteer teach or teach while earning a small stipend, as well as for those who simply wish to begin preliminary exploration into the wide world of teaching EFL/ESL.

* Please note these courses are not widely recognized as full TESOL certification and may not qualify you for many jobs around the world.

How quickly can I finish the course?

Because of the significantly shortened format, you could finish these courses within five working days. Most people are able to finish the course within one month but you will have up to six months in which to complete the course.

What is the course content?

The main topics for these courses are teaching methodology and EFL/ESL theory. You will also learn about lesson planning and evaluating students' language abilities.

How will I receive my materials?

All the materials for the course are accessed online via your own personal section of our online training system.

Where can I find more information about these courses?

For more information on the 60-hour Introduction to TESOL course with tutor support, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/tutor/

For more information on the 60-hour Introduction to TESOL course without tutor support, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/without-tutor/

If you have further questions about these courses, please email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

Will these courses lead to full TESOL certification?

Yes they will. The industry standards for TEFL/TESOL training courses dictate that course study should include 100 to 120 hours or more. The certificates earned are also internationally recognized and accredited. Although, onsite courses that include observed teaching practice are the best options available, these certificates are a great alternative.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are looking to gain internationally recognized and accredited certification to teach EFL/ESL, this might be the course for you. If you lack classroom-based teaching experience, we do recommend a course that includes observed teaching practice (In-class or Combined); however, if you cannot afford the financial and/or time commitments involved, online course training is widely recognized and therefore a great alternative to our in-class courses.

How quickly can I finish the course?

You can finish these courses in as few as ten working days but most people finish the course in four to eight weeks. If you need more time, we will allow up to six months in which to complete a course.

What is the course content?

The main topics for these courses are identical and include teaching methodology, EFL/ESL theory, language awareness and phonology. You will also learn about lesson planning and evaluating students' language abilities.

How will I receive my materials?

All the materials for the course are accessed online via your own personal section of our online training system.

Where can I find more information about these courses?

For more information on the 120-hour TESOL certification course with tutor Support, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/certification-120-hour-tefl-tesol/

For more information on the 120-hour TESOL certification course without tutor support, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/certificate-120-hour-tefl-tesol/

If you have further questions about these courses, please email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

Can I take the Dip. TESOL without prior TESOL certification?

Unless you are an EFL/ESL teacher with extensive experience in the classroom, prior TESOL certification is a requirement for enrollment on the Dip. TESOL course.

However, we are offering anyone without prior certification the chance to earn theirs for free!

If you apply for the Dip. TESOL course with tutor support, you will receive our 120-hour TESOL certificate course with tutor support free of charge.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are an experienced teacher who holds prior TESOL certification, you are eligible to take our Dip. TESOL course. If you are looking for professional development, with the aim of increasing your income as a result of working in a position of responsibility, the Dip. TESOL will help you to achieve these goals and help you to become a better educator.

The tutored course option is perfect for anyone who has never taken a distance learning course, needs appropriate levels of motivation or anticipates any sort of difficulty related to studying teaching theory and other academic subjects.

How quickly can I finish the course?

You will have up to a year to finish the course but theoretically, you can finish it in as little as one month. On average, successful course participants are able to finish the course in eight to ten months.

Who are the tutors?

All of our Dip. TESOL tutors are experienced teacher trainers. Between them they hold a variety of qualifications including a bachelor's degree in Education, a master's degree in TESOL, a PGCE and of course a Dip. TESOL.

What is the course content?

For a breakdown of the course content, please visit: http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/diploma-with-tutor/

How will I receive my materials?

All the materials for the course are accessed online via your own personal section of our online training system. This is a research-driven course so you should anticipate quite a lot of time spent doing independent research on the internet. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a hardcopy of your Diploma certification.

How will I be assessed?

The course is divided into two sections, once you have worked through the first six modules you will be given a test based on the subjects covered in the first half of the course. After successfully taking the test, you repeat the process for modules 7 to 11 and again take a test that covers the second half of the course. The final module is a negotiated research project which will give you the opportunity to put all your new knowledge into practice.

Will I be able to ask anyone questions?

Yes, every step of the way. When you have a question, simply pose it to your tutor and he or she will reply to your inquiry within 24 hours Mon-Fri. Your tutor will often supply you with helpful hints for finding information or let you know how your understanding can be improved.

Where can I find more information about this course

For more information on the 250-hour Dip. TESOL course with tutor support, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/diploma-with-tutor/

If you have further questions about this course, please email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

Can I take the Dip. TESOL without prior TESOL certification?

Unless you are an EFL/ESL teacher with extensive experience in the classroom, prior TESOL certification is a requirement for enrollment on the Dip. TESOL course.

However, we are offering anyone without prior certification the chance to earn theirs for free!

If you apply for the Dip. TESOL course without tutor support, you will receive our 120-hour TESOL certificate course without tutor support free of charge.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are an experienced teacher who holds prior TESOL certification, you are eligible to take our Dip. TESOL course. If you are looking for professional development, with the aim of increasing your income as a result of working in a position of responsibility, the Dip. TESOL will help you to achieve these goals and help you to become a better educator.

Please bear in mind that without the help of a tutor, high levels of independent motivation and academic aptitude are strongly suggested. You will need to be able to draw from your past experience in the classroom and use these experiences in conjunction with the research conducted during your course study.

How quickly can I finish the course?

You will have up to a year to finish the course but theoretically, you can finish it in as little as one month. On average, successful course participants are able to finish the course in six to ten months.

What is the course content?

For a breakdown of the course content, please visit: http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/diploma-without-tutor/

How will I receive my materials?

All the materials for the course are accessed online via your own personal section of our online training system. This is a research-driven course so you should anticipate quite a lot of time spent doing independent research on the internet. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a hardcopy of your Diploma certification.

How will I be assessed?

The course is divided into two sections, once you have worked through the first six modules you will be given a test based on the subjects covered in the first half of the course. After successfully taking the test, you repeat the process for modules 7 to 11 and again take a test that covers the second half of the course. The final module is a negotiated research project which will give you the opportunity to put all your new knowledge into practice.

Will I be able to ask anyone questions?

If you have a question about course procedure, are having technical difficulties or need any assistance that isn't directly related to the course materials, you may ask us your questions and we will reply to you within 24 hours Mon-Fri. However, questions related directly to the content of the course cannot be answered without the help of a course tutor.

Where can I find more information about this course?

For more information on the 250-hour Dip. TESOL course without tutor support, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/diploma-without-tutor/

If you have further questions about this course, please email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

Can I take the CTBE course without prior TESOL certification?

Unless you are an EFL/ESL teacher with extensive experience in the classroom, prior TESOL certification is a requirement for enrollment on the CTBE course.

However, we are offering anyone without prior certification the chance to earn the CTBE course for free!

If you enroll on our 120-hour TESOL certification course with tutor support, you will receive the CTBE course for free.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are already a certified TESOL teacher and plan to teach business English, or general English to business professionals, this course can help open new doors in terms of employment and help you to become a better, more specialized educator.

What is the course content?

For a course breakdown, please visit the following links:

For our Certificate in Teaching Business English with Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/tesol-business-english-online/

For our Certificate in Teaching Business English without Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/online-tesol-business-english/

How will I receive my materials?

All the materials for the course are accessed online via your own personal section of our online training system.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each unit you will need to complete an online test that is based on the subjects covered during that section of the course. Once you have completed all the units successfully you will then submit a lesson plan on a given subject for assessment.

Upon successful completion of all the course units and the end-of-course lesson plan, you will graduate from the course and receive your Certificate in Teaching Business English.

How quickly can I finish the course?

You will have up to six months to finish this course but most participants are able to finish it in three to five weeks. If pressed for time, you can theoretically complete the course in about one week.

Where can I find more information about this course?

For more information regarding this course please visit the following links:

For our Certificate in Teaching Business English with Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/tesol-business-english-online/

For our Certificate in Teaching Business English without Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/online-tesol-business-english/

If you have any further questions about this course, please email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

Can I take the CTEYL course without prior TESOL certification?

Unless you are an EFL/ESL teacher with extensive experience in the classroom, prior TESOL certification is a requirement for enrollment on the CTEYL course.

However, we are offering anyone without prior certification the chance to earn the CTEYL for free!

If you enroll on our 120-hour TESOL certification course with tutor support, you will receive the CTEYL course for free.

Is this the right course for me?

If you are already a certified TESOL teacher and plan to teach EFL/ESL to younger students, this course can help open new doors in terms of employment and help you to become a better, more specialized educator.

How will I receive my materials?

All the materials for the course are accessed online via your own personal section of our online training system.

What is the course content?

For a course breakdown, please visit the following links:

For our Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners with Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/tesol-online-tesol-teach-young-learners/

For our Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners without Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/online-tesol-teach-young-learners/

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each unit you will need to complete an online test that is based on the subjects covered during that section of the course. Once you have completed all the units successfully you will then submit a lesson plan on a given subject for assessment.

Upon successful completion of all the course units and the end-of-course lesson plan, you will graduate from the course and receive your Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners.

How quickly can I finish the course?

You will have up to six months to finish this course but most participants are able to finish it in three to five weeks. If pressed for time, you can theoretically complete the course in about one week.

Where can I find more information about this course?

For more information regarding this course please visit the following links:

For our Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners with Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/tesol-online-tesol-teach-young-learners/

For our Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners without Tutor Support:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/tesol-online-courses/online-tesol-specialized/online-tesol-teach-young-learners/

Combined Course Topics

When will I be able to book my accommodation?

As soon as your deposit payment has been received and we have emailed you your course information pack you will be able to start looking for and booking accommodation.

What are my accommodation options?

This varies depending on the location. Please visit the relevant pages for the course location of your choice or email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

How much is accommodation?

This again varies depending on where you wish to take the course. Please visit http://www.tesolcourse.com/combined-tesol-courses/ or again email us at course@tesol-tefl.com

If I choose to take the combined course, will I still be issued a full TESOL certificate?

By taking the combined course you will receive the exact same certificate we issue for our 4-week, in class course.

How will I receive my certification and how long will it take to receive it?

Once all course components have been successfully completed we will confirm your address and send it out. We are able to send the certificate anywhere in the world.

How can I request express delivery of my certificate?

DHL service is available for US$50. This is the only additional cost you would have to pay throughout our course. An alternative is

If you or your employer is in a hurry to see proof of your certification, we can also email you a scanned soft copy of your certificate in PDF format.

Is the combined course as good as the 4-week in-class course?

It certainly is. As the content of the course is the same, the only real difference is the scheduling and delivery of information. If you are only able to attend class for one or two weeks, the combined course is definitely for you. If you would require more interaction and the idea of distance learning doesn’t appeal to you, the in-class course would probably suit you better.

What is the procedure for taking the combined course?

Once your course deposit has been paid we will send you information for accessing your online materials and taking this section of the course. Once this has been completed you will attend your chosen location for your teaching practice. When this has been successfully completed you will have passed the course.

How do I start my course?

Simply paying your deposit will get you started! We will contact you within one working day with the information you need.

Do I have to finish my online studies before attending the in-class portion of the course?

The online section of the course must be completed before you can attend the in-class course.

How long will I have to complete the entire course?

The course has an overall time frame of 10 months. From when you access the information for your online course you will have six months in which to complete the course. You are then required to take the in-class section of the course within four months.

How will I receive my certificate after the course?

After successfully completing our teaching practice we will confirm your address and send out the certificate via registered post.

Students who take the in-class portion of the course in Phuket will be given their certificates in person on the final day of their course.

Where can I take the combined course?

Our combined courses are available in the following locations:

One-week teaching practice locations:
- London, England
- Paris, France
- New York, USA

Two-week teaching practice locations:
- Rome, Italy
- Barcelona, Spain
- Phuket, Thailand

How can I find out more about each location?

Visit the link to the course locations of your choice and take particular notice of the FAQ section. This will give you specific information on your desired location.

How will I receive the materials?

All of your online course materials are in PDF format and you can access these via our online training system. You will receive hard copies of the materials when you attend the in-class portion of the course.

Will I receive any books/materials through postal mail?

There will be no materials sent this way. The only thing you will receive through the post is your certificate.

Can I print the online materials?

Once the PDF’s have been downloaded you will be able to print these out.

What are the end-of-unit task sheets like for the online portion of the course?

Your task sheets include short answers and essay type questions. A number of lesson planning tasks are also required. This is used as a self-check system to monitor your own progress and will not be assessed.

How many units are in the course?

There are 20 units to study and complete.

What subjects will be covered?

The following main topics will be covered:
- Phonetics
- EFL teaching methodology
- Language awareness and grammar
- Teaching theory.

Is there any classroom study; will I need to meet with anyone face-to-face?

Once the online section of the course is complete you are required to attend your chosen combined course location for your observed, practical teaching experience.

Are there assigned times to work online?

None at all. The way our online course is designed means you set your own schedule. Your only set schedule will be during the on-site portion of the course.

Can I take the online course now and then do onsite training at a later date?

Absolutely. Once you have completed the online portion of the course you have six months to attend one of our combined course locations.

Can I work from anywhere?

The course can be completed from anywhere you have access to a computer and an internet connection.

What kind of computers and programs do I need to have?

All our course materials are suitable for Macs and PCs. A document reader such as Microsoft Word is required as well as the latest version of Adobe Reader. To view the required course video file your computer will need a soundcard and speakers. All of these specifications are standard for any laptop and desktop made in the last 20 years.

Online Course Topics

Who accredits the online course certificates?

They are externally validated and moderated by OTTSA (The Online TEFL and TESOL Standards Agency). The chief moderator, Trevor Brindley, routinely visits our offices, inspecting all aspects of the course and interviewing the course director and all the tutors, making sure that our high standards are maintained.

For more information on this issue, please visit:

http://www.tesolcourse.com/affiliations/

If I choose to take an online course, will I still be issued a full TESOL certificate?

After successful completion of the 120-hour certification course you will receive a fully recognized online TESOL certificate and therefore qualify for thousands of jobs around the world.

If you take a course with fewer hours of study, these will not result in full certification as the worldwide industry standard for such certification dictates trainees undergo at least 100 hours of study.

The advanced certificates earned after completing our CTEYL, CTBE or Dip. TESOL courses are also recognized worldwide.

To watch a video covering these points, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150276083317778

Are your online courses internationally recognized?

Yes. Not only are our certificates well recognized, we are actually one of the largest providers of teacher training courses in the world. With over 650 course graduates each month and nearly 100,000 course graduates worldwide, we might just be the world's most popular provider of online TESOL certificate courses.

For more information on our accreditation, please visit: http://www.tesolcourse.com/affiliations/ .

How will I receive my certification and how long will it take to receive it?

Upon successful completion of our course, we will send you an internationally recognized and accredited TESOL or TEFL certificate via registered post. We will post it to you anywhere in the world and you will verify your address upon completion of the course. Each certificate contains an identification number which employers can use to check the authenticity of your qualification. Each certificate comes with a covering letter and will be posted within five working days.

Believe it or not, many other online courses only provide a PDF file of your certificate.

How can I request express delivery of my certificate?

We do offer an express DHL delivery option but this will cost extra (US$ 50) and represents the only extra charge you will have to pay on top of our course fees.

If you or your employer is in a hurry to see proof of your certification, we can also email you a scanned soft copy of your certificate in PDF format.

Is the online course as good as the in-class course?

When making a choice between our online and in-class courses, please consider that the topic of study in both the online and in-class courses are nearly identical. The obvious difference is that the in-class and combined courses feature observed teaching practice (teaching practicum). This practicum means the courses are therefore regarded slightly more highly by employers and in that way are certainly more prestigious. The downside is that they cost considerably more. If you have the time and money, we definitely recommend the in-class and combined courses but if not, the online courses are excellent alternatives.

Do your certificates say "online" on them?

No, the online course certificates do not say "online" anywhere on the certificate. Each course results in specific certification and each certificate indicates the number of hours involved in the course.

How will I receive the materials?

All your online course materials will be accessed via our online training system. All the written materials for our online courses are in PDF format.

Will I receive any books/materials through postal mail?

The only material you will receive in the post will be a hardcopy of your certificate.

Can I print the materials or just access them online?

Once you have downloaded the course materials you are free to print them.

How many units are in the course?

The number of units in each course is as follows:

60-hour Introduction to TESOL Certificate courses10 units
120-hour TESOL Certificate courses20 units
50-hour CTEYL or CTBE courses6 units
Dip. TESOL12 units

What subjects will be covered?

You will study the following main topics: ESL/EFL teaching methodology, teaching theory, language awareness (grammar) and phonetics. If you take a 60-hour course, you won't receive the grammar and phonetics units.

Is there any classroom study; will I need to meet with anyone face-to-face?

No, all course correspondence is done via email.

Are there assigned times to work online?

No. The way our online courses have been designed allows you to study at your own pace and set your own hours.

Can I take the online course now and then do onsite training at a later date?

Yes. You can complete an online course and then enroll on the observed teaching practice of the combined course at our training center in Phuket, Rome or Barcelona, but you must do so within six months of completing the online course. This will result in the combined course certification. In order to do this the difference in course fees need to be met.

Can I work from anywhere?

You can complete the course from anywhere that you have access to a computer with an internet connection.

What kind of computers and programs do I need to have?

Our materials are suitable for both PCs and Macs. You will need a document reader such as a fairly recent version of Microsoft Word or WordPad, as well as the latest version of Adobe Reader. Speakers and a sound card are also required for viewing the course video file. Please bear in mind all of these specifications come standard on almost every desktop and laptop sold within the past 20 years.

What percentage of people requests their money back after seeing the materials?

Our track record with customer satisfaction is excellent and less than 1% of all those who have paid for an online course have requested their money back.

How long do I have to request my money back?

You have 72 hours from the time of your payment in which to request your refund.

For more information on our money back guarantee, please visit: http://www.tesolcourse.com/price-promise-money-back-guarantee/

Can I request my money back for any reason?

Yes you can, as long as your request is submitted within 72 hours of paying your course fees.


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For further information regarding ITTT, the courses we offer and a whole lot more, download our free brochure today. We also have a free E-Guide to download which contains a variety of general information regarding TESOL courses, certification and teaching English abroad. We are always available to answer any other specific questions you have via a number of contact options, including our live chat service.

Take a look at our video section for advice on choosing the right course, extracts from our training videos and a selection of testimonials from course graduates.

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  • Teaching Videos

    Teaching Methodologies and Techniques of Teaching by Peter Ticehust, ITTT Academic Director.

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    Video testimonial by Ann Marie, who describes her TESOL experience with ITTT.

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